Compelling blog topics for school are hard to come up with on a consistent basis. Having to brainstorm new blog topics regularly can be a daunting task. So to help you out, I’ve come up with 50 blog post ideas that you can get started with for your school’s blog.
Blogging is a major part of an inbound marketing strategy. Blogging requires a great deal of creativity. Blog posts have to be timely, accurate, relevant, thoughtful, unpredictable, educational and yes, entertaining. The same old content day in and day out can get stale and will eventually lose the attention you were after in the first place.
This list of blog topics for schools is meant to inspire the content you write for your school. While some of these are pretty specific when it comes to educational-related topics, it is by no means a comprehensive list. The list of topics for schools is limited only by your imagination. So don’t hesitate to generate fresh, new ideas for your blog. But for those times when you just can’t think of what to write about, try pulling out this list for inspiration.
Here are 50 suggested blog topics for school, listed by category.
- Do a screencast using Screenr or Screenflow that gives prospective parents a tour of your website (and online presence, perhaps?) and share it on your blog.
- Show a step-by-step guide on the enrollment/admission process for your school in a screencast or how-to-video.
- Write an article about the differences between public and private school and list out the pros and cons of each.
- Shoot a video that explains alternative scheduling options that are available in your school.
- Shoot a series of videos that highlights the various clubs in your school.
- How to get your student ready for back to school.
- How to help your child get – and stay – organized.
- How to help your child think critically.
- How to help your child prepare for a field trip.
- How to identify your child’s primary learning style.
- How to help kids make use of free digital materials and use them to spur creativity.
- Understanding the brain of a teenager and how to help them cope.
- Create a music video that features students singing (or performing) and post it on the blog.
- Ask the art teacher at your school to ask the kids to draw a picture of what the school means to them. Choose 2-3 pictures and interview the kids, asking them to tell the story behind the picture. Take a picture of the art work and post the image and story to the blog.
- Create lists of reading recommendations for each grade level. (Could be a series)
- Discuss project-based learning and how it helps kids solve real-world problems.
- Write a series about the curricula your school uses and why each of them was chosen.
- Talk about the technology your school teaches and how it benefits students.
- Have kids film and do a voice-over for a short video and post it on the blog.
- Have teachers write posts about topics they think parents would like to hear about, such as:
- Classroom management
- How student data informs teaching
- Experiential learning
- How to maintain a positive mindset in the classroom
- How (and why it’s important) to minimize gender and other biases.
- Give examples of contextual, integrated learning and how it benefits students.
- Give teachers the opportunity to share what they’ve learned at a recent conference or training as it relates to teaching.
- Discuss social-emotional learning and how emotional intelligence benefits students.
- Benefits of outdoor education and your school’s outdoor education curriculum.
- How technology is integrated into the teaching curriculum.
- Student engagement – strategies for involving kids in their own learning.
- In what ways does your school empower kids to give their input and engage in the classroom and the school?
- Interview the director of your school’s before and after school program.
- Write an article (or series) on how your school is preparing kids who might be interested in a vocational and/or technical career.
- Do an article on how your classrooms are integrating iPads into the learning environment.
- Write an article on educational trends and how your school is embracing them (or if not, why not.)
- What is game-based learning and how is your school implementing gaming into the classroom?
- What is global education and how are teachers helping kids become global citizens?
- What is inquiry-based learning and how are teachers building lessons around current events and critical thinking?
- Interview the school librarian and shoot a video of different resources available in the library for students.
- How are teachers using social media for learning in school?
- Discuss the special education program at your school and how all kids benefit from understanding different learning accommodations.
- Write a post about individual tax credits and deductions as they relate to private school or other educational expenses.
- Highlight any scholarships your school offers and explain the criteria.
- Write a post about different funding options for college and when (and how) a student should start to explore finances for college.
- Discuss tutoring options for kids and ways for parents to find the supports their child needs to be successful.
- Write an article about how parents can help with fundraising and supplies.
- How to keep your child safe while on the internet.
- How to help your child deal with bullying.
- Do a weekly story about a student. This could be to recognize the child for an achievement or use another criteria for choosing the student.
- Write various posts about alumni or interesting historical stories related to your school.
- Retention strategies your school uses.
- What parents should look for when considering a change of schools for their child.
- Questions to ask your child’s teacher to get to know them better.
- Interview various staff members and post a write-up about them with a picture of them to help parents get to know the school staff.
- Interview the school nurse and do a video that shows what is available for helping kids with health-issues when they are at school.
- Write an article on the importance of wellness programs in schools and how your school is supporting wellness for all kids
- What social-emotional support is in place at your school
- Trauma-affected kids and how emotional pain impacts their ability to learn
- Kids and coding: what are kids learning to make with code in school?
- What’s the difference between inclusion and differentiation policies in school?
- How your school is teaching gifted students.
Creating great content for your blog is just the first step. After it’s published, you will want to makes sure your blog posts are shared on your social networks and are optimized for search engines, so you are attracting your ideal audience.
What are your favorite blog topics for schools? What have been the most popular topics on your blog?
Also published on Medium.